As the Pandemic continues, we are maintaining our Covid-19 operating procedures. This post explains our operating procedures as of January 2022. To protect your children, yourself, and our staff, Jr. Smiles® has implemented these guidelines and will highlight how some of them work in our office.
To promote physical distancing between patients and staff, Jr. Smiles® is operating at 50% capacity. Depending on the circumstance, we may ask you to wait in your car for the appointment. In the event waiting is required inside the office, we have multiple waiting areas which are clearly indicated, so people know exactly where to sit to maintain social distance.
Greeting You for your Appointment
When you arrive, you will be asked some screening questions, have your temperatures taken, and then we will escort your child into the office.
One Parent per Child Please
We ask that only one parent come into the office with your child if they wish. When you enter the office both you and your child must wear a mask covering your nose, mouth and chin.
Cleaning and Treatment Operating Procedures
Most of our exams and cleanings are done in our hygiene bay where treatment chairs are a minimum of six feet apart.
You may also notice that we have modified cleaning procedures to prevent any kind of aerosol generation.
Aerosol Generating Instruments
Aerosol Generating procedures result when there are any airborne particles. Common treatments include fillings and crowns.
All aerosol generating instruments are only used in closed door rooms wearing disposable gowns with face shields and head coverings. Upon completion of the procedure we leave the room empty (to allow aerosols to settle) for the CDA and CDC’s recommended time before anyone enters the room again for disinfection.
Taking Safety Seriously
At Jr. Smiles® we take safety seriously. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us. We are happy to answer your questions.